Mayor’s contribution kick-starts Subang Jaya food bank project

MBSJ Revenue Department senior assistant director Norsilawati Mohd Yatim (in headscarf) handing over a food basket to a recipient.

SUBANG Jaya mayor Noraini Roslan kick-started a food bank project by MBSJ Charity Fund by contributing some essential items to the initiative.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the community, with some suffering job losses and lack of significant income and this includes Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) employees,” said MBSJ Corporate and Strategic Management Department deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid in a statement.

“This food bank project was mobilised to alleviate the burden of MBSJ staffers, who are particularly affected by the pandemic and implementation of the enhanced movement control order in Selangor.”

To date, 10 sets of food baskets filled with essential items such as rice, cooking oil, mee hoon, sardine, lentils, onions and eggs have been distributed to affected employees.

“This project will continue throughout the year and is estimated to cost RM2,000,” said Azfarizal.

“In addition, close to RM20,000 from MBSJ Charity Fund has been spent this year to assist various groups affected by the pandemic.”

He added that MBSJ welcomed any individuals, organisations or groups who want to contribute to its charity fund.

Monetary donations can be transferred through the following channels: online bank transfer (Maybank account number: 562366652566), Maybank QR Pay (see MBSJ’s social media platforms for QR code) or cheque addressed to Tabung Amal MBSJ.

“Contributions in the form of food and other basic necessities can be handed over to Koperasi Subang Jaya’s office, located next to the Commissioner of Building Department at MBSJ’s headquarters, on the first and second Wednesdays of the month.

“MBSJ also hopes this initiative offers an opportunity for all parties to work together and help those in need, while strengthening relations across all levels of society,” he said, adding that the food bank project was in line with MBSJ’s “No One Left Behind” aspiration.

For details, call 019-697 3839 (Azliza) or 017-307 0354 (Siti Fazilah).

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